A Graduate Student’s Research Could Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Seaweed in Hawai’i

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  • Graduate student Charley Westbrook has developed a way to curb the growth of invasive seaweed on the northeast coast of the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu and protect the urchin population.
  • He has found a way to store urchin embryos for extended periods. The urchins would be thawed and would be able to develop into grown urchins.
  • These efforts mean the urchin could easily be raised in the lab year-round.

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